Laetitia Richmond Editorial 21 July 2023

This term we welcome back Mrs Fiona Hooper from maternity leave and Mrs Karen Dunsmore from Long Service Leave. We also welcome back Mrs Alex Caruso to the Languages Department.

Welcome to Mrs Peramunetilleke who will be replacing Mrs Margaret Covich until Week 5. Mrs Kelly Crowley will be replacing Mrs Donielle Gale and Ms Brianna Power is replacing Mrs Ros Summefield while they are on LSL leave for Term 3. Welcome to Ms Rebecca Marquardt who is replacing Mrs Michelle Skinner until week 6 in PDHPE (Personal Development Health and Physical Education).

Term 3 marks the transition in School Student Leadership from Year 12 to Year 11. Our newly elected Year 11 Leaders will undertake a leadership camp during August in preparation for their year of leadership. We will formally commission our Leaders for 2023/2024 on 6 September.

Year 12 will undertake their Trial Exams for the HSC in the coming weeks beginning 31 July. This final exam block before the HSC is integral to shaping study and review strategies with staff at school in the lead up to final exams in Term 4. Thank you to teachers of Year 12 who have been working with their students during the recent term break, generously running workshops to ensure that our Class of 2023 is HSC ready. We wish Year 12 all the best as they prepare for these significant exams.

Best wishes as well to our Year 12 students who are also finalising Major projects in practical subjects. Students in the Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Society and Culture, Extension English, Extension Science and Extension History will undertake HSC practical exams and submit projects this term.

Year 10 students are currently undertaking subject selection for senior school and Year 8 students will soon choose elective subjects for 2024. Along with our teaching staff, I look forward to the opportunity to speak with parents and students at the upcoming Subject Selection Interviews. After the girls have made their initial subject choices, this will be a further opportunity to clarify choices and the impact on their future aspirations.

We look forward to a busy term ahead!

Laetitia Richmond

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